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Warriors, Camarillo display great sportsmanship in CIF playoff match

The stakes were high. The level of sportsmanship on display was even higher when girls’ tennis teams from Westlake and Camarillo high schools collided in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs on Nov. 2 at Westlake. “They’re all very sportsmanlike,” Westlake junior singles player Sam Noh said of the visiting Scorpions. “We didn’t have issues with […]


Classic cars rev up for ADA benefit The 4th annual ADA Charity Car Show, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18 at MB2 Raceway. 1475 Lawrence Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will have classics, hot rods, customs, lowriders, cruisers, imports and muscle cars. Car entries need to arrive by 10 a.m. […]

Venue sound limit will hurt businesses

I am an event planner working with many local venues in the Santa Monica Mountains. After reading the recent article regarding local venues, I feel inclined to share my experiences. The North Area Plan’s proposed 8 p.m. music cutoff and limiting decibels so that it can’t exceed 45 (5dB-adjusted over the proposed ambient of 40dB) would be too restrictive, and […]

Bowls of Hope benefits Many Mansions

Luis Mex was 6 years old and living in Mexico with extended family when his parents, who had come to the United States in search of economic opportunity, were able to secure housing with Many Mansions. The small but serviceable apartment in Thousand Oaks enabled them to send for their son. It was 2003. “In short, Many Mansions helped bring […]

CIF football playoffs heat up

Local high school football teams at Calabasas and Oaks Christian won first-round CIF-Southern Section playoff games last week to advance to the quarterfinals. Oaks Christian, the defending Division 2 champ, defeated Chaminade 22-7 in a Division 1 opener. The Lions (11-0 overall) play at JSerra (9-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road. The game will be televised live on […]

Kids shape up with the Rams

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley had the opportunity to connect with Michael Brockers of the L.A. Rams and his wife, Faith, during a special two-part visit. At a goal setting workshop held at the Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Thousand Oaks, Faith Brockers talked to the youth about the importance of setting goals […]

Feedback on sportsmanship article by Acorn

Thank you for the piece by Eliav Applebaum regarding good and bad sportsmanship in last week’s Acorn. I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s a constant reminder that kids will make mistakes; they’re kids, and that’s how you learn. As coaches, principals, athletic directors and parents, though, it’s our job to be the correct examples for our athletes and children, […]

Sheriff’s station welcomes community with open door policy

The heart of Oak Park

Jacob Smith is beloved by fellow boys’ cross country teammates, coaches

Jacob Smith isn’t the fastest, strongest or most gifted athlete. There might not be a more indispensable runner, however, in the Oak Park High cross country program. “He’s the heart of the team,” said head coach Steve White. “Jacob embodies Oak Park cross country,” said Cade Creason, a senior. “Jacob gave his best every day at practice the past four […]

Marked with a new name in God’s family

Roots of Faith

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet says in Shakespeare’s play. She means that despite the fact that she and Romeo have the “wrong names”—that is, they are members of feuding families— her love for him is true. Names are the tools we use to self-identify. Taking on […]

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